Speech language pathologists across the country have recently started taking advantage of the new social media site Pinterest. It was started in 2010 and works as a virtual “pinboard” that lets you organize and share all of the wonderful things you find on the internet. You can browse other people’s pinboards to find new and interesting ideas with people that share your similar interests.
Speech therapists can “follow” one another’s pinboards to share innovative ideas for therapy sessions including apps for ipads, and detailed guides for fun do-it-yourself crafts and activities. Some ideas that we have stumbled upon that are great ideas for our patients include plastic Easter eggs that are used to help kids understand compound words as well as a revamped version of Candy Land that is all about learning nouns, verbs and adjectives.
No matter what your hobbies and interests include, the possibilities are endless on what you can find on Pinterest, and it has turned out to be a great resource for speech therapists as well.